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New wave technology is coming to the Lower Kananaskis River, and both surfers and kayakers are stoked to drop in. The project conceived by the Alberta River Surfing Association and Alberta Whitewater Association has finally finished the design phase. Both groups are now ready to go forward with permitting and construction, after a final fundraising push. The plan is to upgrade the province's river infrastructure by implementing a new adjustable wave concept in Kananaskis Country, about 60 kilome
Musk has a history of being unconventional, posting irreverent tweets. Below are some other tweets by Musk - who has more than 103 million followers - which have taken investors, Twitter users, Twitter's board and the rest of his audience by surprise. May 13, 2022: "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users."
About 1,200 people have been driven out of their homes in parts of Valenicia, Spain as firefighters in the southeast try to contain three separate wildfires.
CHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was described by prosecutors as a “predator” who could not take no for an answer as the trial began Monday of the French soccer player accused of eight counts of rape. Mendy also has been accused of one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault. He is alleged to have committed the offenses against seven young women between October 2018 and August last year. He denies the charges. Timothy Cray, the lawyer for the prosec
Quebec's police watchdog is investigating a serious car crash in connection with a police intervention on Sunday afternoon in Blainville, in the Laurentians. An officer attempted to intercept a vehicle for dangerous driving around 6 p.m. when the driver accelerated, according to a news release from the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI). Police say the officer wanted to check the car's license plates because the car was reported stolen. After being chased by police, the driver hit a concret
New Brunswick children aged six and up who have cystic fibrosis are now eligible for a "transformational" drug. Trikafta could help about 90 per cent of cystic fibrosis patients by correcting a cystic fibrosis genetic mutation called F508del, said Kim Steele, director of government and community relations for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. "It is the single greatest innovation in the history of the disease," she said. "I mean, finding the gene was a significant scientific enabler to us being able to tr
Members of the P.E.I.'s Acadian community grabbed their noisemakers and flags Monday at noon to take part in a tintamarre in Rustico commemorating National Acadian Day. The parade was followed by a flag-raising ceremony and the singing of the Acadian national anthem, Ave Maris Stella, and Ô Canada, before a traditional Acadian meal at Rustico's Farmer's Bank. According to Statistics Canada, there were 3,486 people in P.E.I. who identified as Acadian in 2015, representing less than one per cent o
Chief Mi'sel Joe says Miawpukek doesn't get as much snow as it used to. Joe said he used to be on the fence about whether climate change was having a tangible impact on the environment surrounding Miawpukek, a Mi'kmaw community on Conne River on the south coast of Newfoundland, but not anymore. "Things I've seen in the last few years have really convinced me that the world is changing as we know it," he said in an interview with CBC News. Joe said when he grew up, the ice was thick enough to dri
Canadian North's direct flight between Iqaluit and Toronto will be ending after the September long weekend, about a month earlier than expected. "We were planning to run it through September, and we were keeping a sharp eye on it as well, just if there was the volume we would maintain the route," said Michael Rodyniuk, president and chief executive officer of Canadian North. He said the number of passengers taking the flight was "a little lighter than expected" and the company is reallocating th
A Manitoba farmer is continuing his tradition of helping people take the ultimate sunflower-themed selfies — while also raising money to stamp out hunger and defuse a thorny problem some producers face from picture-hunting trespassers. Dean Toews, who farms just outside of MacGregor, Man., has again planted a large field of sunflowers in hopes of attracting Instagrammers to come, snap pics and make a voluntary donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Toews is the chair of Feed Other Countries U
Many displaced Syrians responded to harsh border controls by passing through permeable borders, using alternative routes and relying upon the use of smugglers and social networks.
While inflation may be hurting ordinary Quebecers' pocketbooks, it's done the opposite for a provincial government that has seen its projected deficit shrink by billions of dollars, according to a report released Monday ahead of the fall election campaign. The government's projected finances are "plausible" despite global economic uncertainty that threatens to darken the rosy picture, said auditor general Guylaine Leclerc, who was tasked with reviewing a pre-election financial report by Quebec's
LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says a "small number" of its wolves are unaccounted for after the animals were believed to have been released as a result of "malicious intent," but there is no danger to the public. The zoo says on its website that a number of wolves were discovered outside their enclosure in the morning and it's working with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service to "contain" the animals, while the Langley RCMP investigate what appears to be a case of unlawful entry and
Public Health is contact tracing to try to limit the spread of monkeypox in New Brunswick. The province's first confirmed case of the virus, announced last Friday, had not travelled out of New Brunswick, said Dr. Yves Léger, the deputy chief medical officer of health. This "reasonably" means the person got the virus either from a New Brunswick resident or somebody travelling in the province, Léger said in an interview Tuesday on Shift. To limit the spread of the virus, Public Health has been fol
QUEBEC — Premier François Legault said Tuesday the government would launch a "massive" vaccination booster campaign to get ahead of the next wave of COVID-19, which he said is expected after students return to class and people start spending more time indoors. All Quebecers over the age of 18 will be eligible to make an appointment for a booster by the end of the month, Legault told reporters in Quebec City alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and public health director Dr. Luc Boileau. "Fal
Chaos erupted in Kisumu, a stronghold of longtime opposition figure Raila Odinga, on Monday, after Kenya's electoral commission declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the presidential election.
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Terina Shaw, councillor for Regina's Ward 7, has removed herself from consideration to be a member of the city's proposed community safety and wellbeing committee, just one day before city council was set to discuss the matter. "I have come to the realization that my presence on the committee could be a distraction to the work that it will be doing," Shaw said in a statement released Monday. "A question made by me has been misconstrued and in no way reflects my views regarding the important issu
The 70-year-old man who police shot in downtown Windsor Monday bought a machete from a pawn shop not far from the incident. That's according to Valentin Petre, who owns the Rabbit Hole pawn shop near the corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue. Petre says he gave investigators video of a man who appears to be Allan Andkilde, the victim in the shooting, buying the item from his store. "He's been here a few times," Petre said. "We talk once in a while, not to the point where we're buddy-bu
Prices of homes in New Brunswick are rising at a steady pace while large declines are reported in Canadian cities to the west, according to newly released statistics. In a report Monday, the Canadian Real Estate Association said the average home price was $629,971 in July, compared with June's average price of $665,850. The drop is steeper when the Greater Toronto and Vancouver areas are removed from the figures. However, in the Atlantic region, prices are mostly continuing to rise but at a slow